Sometimes I love the Internet
What I'm getting at though, is just how great some of our resources are online. So great. I mean, if the world ends and we all have to live off the grid back-to-lander style, I'm okay with that. Bring on the woodstoves and candlelight! But in the meantime, we may as well not fight the total attack on our senses and intelligence and brain waves (good book alert: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains) and simply act as sieves rather than dams. Let in as much of the good as we can, while filtering out the twaddle and pure evil. It's not an easy battle.
www.booksshouldbefree.com. You can search Google Books and the Baldwin Project and Librivox but I really like how visual this website is. Take note of their children's book section and download a whole bunch of those goodies for your next road trip or mommy's day off read-alouds or quiet times or meal times (meal times are EXCELLENT for audio books so everyone can enjoy some food while a third party reads...)